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Thursday 28 May 2015 Thursday 28 May 2015

ANF: Gang groups seeking provocation attack Sheikh Maqsoud Gang groups under the guidance of Turkey have surrounded Sheikh Maqsoud (?êxmeqsud) neighborhood of Aleppo city of West Kurdistan, Rojava, and... Read more

Wednesday 27 May 2015 Wednesday 27 May 2015

ANF: YPG/YPJ fighters continue to advance YPG Press Office said in a written statement that the Commander Rubar Qamishlo Operation which was launched 21 days ago to liberate the rural areas and the villages... Read more

Tuesday 26 May 2015 Tuesday 26 May 2015

ANF: YPG’s Tel Abyad operation and AKP’s fear Those who have seen the film ‘Beritan’ will recognise Rubar Beyar. Rubar played a guerrilla commander in the film. It’s the... Read more

Monday 25 May 2015 Monday 25 May 2015

YPG: 6 more villages liberated in Kobanê and Cizîrê  The YPG Press Office has said in a written statement that 6 more villages have been liberated in the scope of the operations in Kobanê and Cizîrê cantons... Read more

Sunday 24 May 2015 Sunday 24 May 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The clashes continue in the countryside of Ras al- Ayn (Sari Kanyeh) and renew in the countryside of the city of al- Hasakah Al- Hasskah Province: A child killed... Read more

Saturday 23 May 2015 Saturday 23 May 2015

ANF: YPG: Commander Rubar Qamishlo Operation continues successfully  YPG Press Office has said in a written statement that the Commander Rubar Qamishlo Operation, launched in the western side of Cizîre... Read more

Friday 22 May 2015 Friday 22 May 2015

ANF: YPG: 15 villages liberated  YPG Press Office has reported that 15 villages have been liberated in the last 24 hours within the scope of “Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo”, adding that the... Read more

Thursday 21 May 2015 Thursday 21 May 2015

ANF: Lord Hylton: Autonomy the best solution to problems of Middle East A member of the House of Lords, Lord Hylton, spoke at a press conference yesterday after a two-day visit to the Cizîr Canton of... Read more

Wednesday 20 May 2015 Wednesday 20 May 2015

ANF: YPG: Mount Kizwan completely cleansed of ISIS  A military campaign, Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo that was initiated on May 6 with the objective of liberating the western rural areas of Canton... Read more

Tuesday 19 May 2015 Tuesday 19 May 2015

Reuters:Insurgents seize army base, tighten grip in Syria’s Idlib province BY MARIAM KAROUNY AND SYLVIA WESTALL Insurgents seized an army base in northwestern Syria from the military... Read more

Monday 18 May 2015 Monday 18 May 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: YPG and allied factions advance again in Ayn al- Arab “Kobani” and Tal Tamer and seize new strategic areas Reliable sources informed SOHR that YPG and allied... Read more

Sunday 17 May 2015 Sunday 17 May 2015

ANF: Qamishlo operation continues for 11th day The military operation launched in western areas of the Cizîr Canton of Rojava to cleanse villages of ISIS gangs, the “Commander Rubar Qamishlo operation”,... Read more

Saturday 16 May 2015 Saturday 16 May 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Clashes continue in Tadmur city, al-Hasakah, and Aleppo Homs province: Clashes continue between regime forces and IS around the city of Tadmur and Shaer area amid... Read more

Friday 15 May 2015 Friday 15 May 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The government warplanes commit a new massacre in the city of Manbej Aleppo Province: The warplanes attacked places around the town of Hraytan in north of Aleppo,... Read more

Thursday 14 May 2015 Thursday 14 May 2015

ANF: Epidemics rife in Kobanê  Members of the Mardin-??rnak Chamber of Pharmacists have issued a report detailing health problems in Kobanê. The report draws attention to a continuing epidemic of Leishmaniasis,... Read more

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Support Kurds: What you can do

Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish Nudem Durak in prison for 10 years for singing songs in Kurdish

Al Jazeera has published a video about the Kurdish singer Nûdem Durak. The singer’s future is uncertain, because the Turkish government allegedly has convicted her to 10.5 years imprisonment for “promoting... Read more

Free Silhan Ozcelik Free Silhan Ozcelik

Güney Yildiz @guneyyildiz Court refused bail request for Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik. And the case adjourned until September … History: Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth... Read more

Free Shilan Ozcelik Free Shilan Ozcelik

Press Release from Roj Women’s Association, Kurdish Youth Assembly, Kurdish People’s Assembly, CAMPACC, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), MAFDAD (Kurdish Lawyers... Read more

Friday 27 March 2015 Friday 27 March 2015

ANF: CLRA passes resolution for Kobanê  The Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the European Council (CLRA) has issued a declaration demanding that all the means and needs be... Read more

Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK Kostandinos Erik Scurfield – arrangements to receive Kosta in UK

Latest information 12.50pm Thursday 19 March 2015: Dear friends, The body of martyred Kamal (Kosta) is arriving in Manchester on Friday 20 March at 10:15 am. The body would be received and controlled... Read more

Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor Georgianna Scurfield is fundraising for Heyva Sor

In memory of: Konstandinos Erik Scurfield – by his sister Georgianna Scurfield:   https://www.justgiving.com/KostasOliveTree Story: Kosta died fighting for every human being’s right... Read more

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation... Read more

Wednesday 11 March 2015 Wednesday 11 March 2015

ANF: 2,700 people returned to Kobanê today It has been reported that 2700 people from Kobanê have returned to their hometown today after crossing from the Mür?itp?nar border gate. Thousands of people... Read more

You can listen:PYD co-president Saleh Muslim speak at UK Parliament You can listen:PYD co-president Saleh Muslim speak at UK Parliament

PYD co-president Muslim to speak at UK Parliament A public forum entitled ‘Kurdish progress – Kurds in Syria: From denial toward self-ruled governance model’ will take place in the UK... Read more

How to send money to rebuild Kobane How to send money to rebuild Kobane

Kurdish Red Crescent:This is the Kobanê Reconstructing Board Bank Account: Kobane Reconstruction Board IBAN: DE96 1005 0000 0190 3910 90 BIC: BELADEBEXXX Let’s work toward a “New Kobanê”!... Read more

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise... Read more

Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid

Firat News: Kobanê reconstruction committee calls for aid To the Press and Public: Establishing Kobane Reconstruction Board Kobane Canton has been an under severe blockade for nearly two years, and... Read more

ISIS – what can we do? ISIS – what can we do?

ISIS fills a vacuum for some people who are looking for a leader, and something to believe in, maybe those who do not feel they belong, and they get swept away with the ‘born again’ kind of... Read more

How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava

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Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015 Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015

I came away from this Conference with hope that we can join together with others who will support: the people of Kobani who face the massive task of rebuilding the fabric of their town and their lives,... Read more

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Reports

Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda Note: Biden: Turks, Saudis, UAE funded and armed Al Nusra and Al Qaeda

Posted October 4, 2014 Update: The White House on Saturday said Vice President Joe Biden “apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL (IS, ISIS) or other violent extremists in Syria.”  The operative word here is “intentionally” – please... [Read more of this review]

The Project of a Democratic Syria The Project of a Democratic Syria

 Tev-Dem (Tevgera Civaka Demokratîk /Movement for a Democratic Society, Rojava/Northern Syria) Qamishlo, February 16, 2015 Syria has entered a state of chaos, in which violence and counter violence, backed by power centers that benefit from it, prevail. Its scenarios surpass the potential of people to understand, let alone challenge. If current... [Read more of this review]

Monday 16 March 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

Remembering that the chemical gasses that killed 5.000 Kurdish people in Halabja on 16 March 1988 were sold to the Iraqi Government for profit that went into someone’s pocket. Thinking about the Kurdish loss today, and the global economy that is fuelled by arms sales between individuals and Governments. Thinking of the money involved in Syria,... [Read more of this review]

Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria Vasiliki Scurfield calls for action after her son Kosta died in action with YPG in Syria

Vasiliki Scurfield said: I would like to start by taking this opportunity to thank the Kurdish people from the Rojava region for looking after my son and honouring him and for their support in his repatriation and the financial assistance they’re giving us for this. I’d also like to thank the people from the Kurdish region of Iraq and particularly... [Read more of this review]

FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014 FCO Syria Human Rights report 2014

Syria – Country of Concern: published 12 March 2015. [This section covers human rights relating to Syria only. For human rights concerns relating to ISIL, see “Case Study: ISIL” on page 55.] The conflict in Syria worsened in 2014. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 76,000 were killed, taking the overall total since the... [Read more of this review]

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ

REPORT ON URGENT AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS IN KOBANÊ [full report here: EN Kobane Report] February, 2015 A CALL FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF KOBANÊ CANTON To International Aid Bodies to Rebuild and Normalise Life in the Canton of Kobanê After months of fighting, our brave YPG and YPJ units have successfully driven out all ISIS terrorists from our democratic... [Read more of this review]

HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks HRW: Syria: New Spate of Barrel Bomb Attacks

Government Defying UN Resolution FEBRUARY 24, 2015: (New York) – The Syrian government has carried out hundreds of new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people. Human Rights... [Read more of this review]

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution

Kurdish Female Fighters and Kobanê Style Revolution October 8, 2014 by rojwomen.com Source: Huffington Post, by Houzan Mahmoud The role of women in war, peace and revolution has long been portrayed in manifold, often contradictory ways. Images of women as victims, pacifist peace makers, protestors, and home makers have dominated literature. Opposed... [Read more of this review]

New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing. New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing.

The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men. The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version... [Read more of this review]

Rebuilding Kobane Rebuilding Kobane

After 134 days of fierce fighting, Kurdish forces managed to take control of Kobane city centre. The news about the liberation of the city circulated all over social media, especially on Twitter, on Monday. The official announcement of the city’s liberation was made on Tuesday, with a ceremony attended by both military and civilian officials. The... [Read more of this review]

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